CAAS and EASA strengthen collaboration with new working arrangement on aviation maintenance


The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have signed a Working Arrangement on Aviation Maintenance (WA-AM). Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, and Mr Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, signed the WA-AM on the sidelines of the World Civil Aviation Chief Executives Forum.

Concluded under the ambit of the CAAS-EASA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in February 2012, this WA-AM establishes a framework between both parties for the exchange of information on compliance with regulatory requirements pertaining to aircraft maintenance organisations and on oversight of such organisations in Singapore and Europe. This will facilitate the initial issuance or continuation of certificates for these organisations by CAAS and EASA, thereby reducing regulatory compliance costs while enhancing safety.

This WA-AM is the fourth working arrangement signed under the MOU and comes after the establishment of a reciprocal arrangement in July 2017 to validate and accept each other’s design certifications and approvals of aircraft parts, aircraft
modifications and repairs.

Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, said, “We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with EASA. Both our organisations share strong values in upholding the highest standards of safety. Given the rapid changes impacting aviation today, this
partnership will achieve better outcomes and facilitate the operations of aircraft maintenance companies in Singapore and Europe.”

Mr Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA, added, “CAAS is an important partner for EASA and for the European Aviation Industry. This fourth Working Arrangement under the CAAS-EASA MOU shows the continued commitment to the
long-standing cooperation between us to strengthen aviation safety.”

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